We are looking forward to a great Spiritual Emphasis Week next week. Middle and Upper School will have chapel each day (see schedule below) and we are honored to have speaker Stuart Hall leading the way in chapel Monday-Wednesday. Then on Thursday we will close out Spiriitual Emphasis Week with an All NCCS Worship Chapel with all our K3-12th grade students together.
Upper and middle school will not wear chapel dress during the week, and all students (K3-12th grade) will have a spirit dress day on Thursday (instead of Friday)!
Additionally, lower school will not have chapel on Tuesday due to their participation in the All NCCS Worship Chapel on Thursday.
As always, guests are welcome to join us in these chapels and especially as our entire NCCS family gathers for our All NCCS Worship Chapel on Thursday!
MONDAY/TUESDAY 8:05am - Spiritual Emphasis Week: Upper School Chapel 9:40am - Spiritual Emphasis Week: Middle School Chapel
WEDNESDAY 9:05am - Spiritual Emphasis Week: Combined Middle and Upper School Chapel
THURSDAY 8:05am - Spiritual Emphasis Week: All NCCS Worship Chapel (All Lower, Middle and Upper School)
Early Bird Registration Discount for 2017-2018 - Ends Next Week
Be sure to take advantage of the Early Bird Registration Discount by re-enrolling by next Thursday, February 16. After this date, the registration fee returns to the normal price and registration will open to the public. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office.
- In the Arts This Week -
Valentine Cabaret - This Weekend!
Be sure to get your tickets for the Valentine Cabaret, presented by the Academy Singers! Shows are tonight and Friday night at 7:00pm and Saturday night at 8:00pm (after the Valentine Sock Hop). This is one of the most popular events of the year and a great way to celebrate Valentine's Day with someone special! Tickets are on sale in the Eagles Nest School store ($10/adult and $8/student) or at the door as available. Invite friends and family to come enjoy some coffee and delicious desserts before the show and get ready for a great time!
Valegrams - Dedicated to the Ones You Love!
Valegrams are a perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day at NCCS! The Academy Singers will sing one of their popular Valentine’s songs (such as "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction and "Count On Me" by Bruno Mars) to your favorite Valentine between now and February 14 for only $5, which includes a chocolate rose. If they aren't able to sing to your Valentine in person, they will even deliver your Valegram by phone! Be sure to place your order using the form found [HERE] and return it to Amy Wallace or place it in her mailbox, along with the payment.
- Athletics News -
Varsity Boys' Swim Team Finishes Strong
The Varsity boys’ swim team competed in the 1A-5A State Meet at Georgia Tech on February 3-4 and came in 14th overall in the state!. Out of 103 schools competing, our swimmers had the following great results:
Team Events: 200 Medley Relay Team (Daniel Clark, Seth Carden, Joseph Clark, and K.P. Pierre) - came in 23rd in the State (swam in preliminaries, not in the finals) 400 Free Relay Team (Seth Carden, Trey Collins, Daniel Clark, and Joseph Clark) - came in 14th in the State
Individual Events: Joseph Clark (Senior) - 10th in State in the 200 Yard Free 7th in State in the 500 Yard Free
Daniel Clark (Sophomore) - 18th in State in the 200 Individual Medley 15th in State in the 100 Yard Fly
Seth Carden (Sophomore) - 14th in State in the 200 Individual Medley 6th in State in the 100 Yard Fly
Please join us in congratulating these student-athletes for an outstanding meet and season!
Lacrosse at NCCS!
It’s official - NCCS has started a JV Boys Lacrosse team! The season kicked off on January 30 under Coach Kevin Arp with 17 boys on the roster. The team plans to play four or five JV scrimmage matches at the end of the season. With the addition of lacrosse, NCCS athletics is excited to be able to offer another opportunity for our high school boys.
Senior to Compete in
4th State Wrestling Meet
Congratulations to senior Mark Watson for his 3rd place finish at the Wrestling Sectionals last weekend! His finish sends him to the state meet held in Macon this Friday and Saturday. It will be his 4th time to compete at the state level! We are so proud of Mark - please join us in praying for a great state meet!
Sports Week in Review
Be sure to check out the Athletics News page on our website for a summary of athletics events from this past week! Click here to view the Athletics News page.
- Middle School News -
Middle School S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G B-E-E
Congratulations to our excellent spellers in middle school! The following students represented NCCS at the ACSI Middle School Spelling Bee on February 6th.
5th grade: Landon Clark, Samuel Malak, Bailey Morrow, Elizabeth Turnbough 6th grade: Andrew Clark, Darby Dryden, Ashley Guedes, Sophia Turnbough 7th grade: Tyler Darwin, Mason Morrow, Isabelle Oller, Rebecca Van Kirk 8th grade: Anneka Clingman, Rachel Turnbough
Out of these talented students, Elizabeth Turnbough received 2nd place in the 5th grade category, Rebecca Van Kirk received 2nd place in the 7th grade category, and Mason Morrow received 4th place in the 7th grade category.
Additionally, Rebecca Van Kirk won 3rd place in the overall category, which means that she has been invited to compete in the ACSI Regional Spelling Bee!
Middle School Dodgeball Tournament Success
This past Friday night the Middle School hosted their annual dodge ball tournament, packing out the gym for a night of ducking, diving, dipping and weaving. The “Phantoms," a group of 8th grade boys consisting of Nate Watson, Luke Beverly, Jon Grier, Caleb Cannon, Sharnard Banks, Brock Gowens, Jack Knapp, and Coach AJ McCray, took home the championship trophy. The “Pre-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,"a group of 6th grade boys consisting of Mattheson Go, Pryce Gitau, Reid Morlan, Brayden Willby, CJ Wallace, Kennedy Greg, Finley Ross, and Sam Wiedetz, took home the trophy for "Best Dressed." The Middle School would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to the PTF for providing snacks for our students. Also a great big thank you goes to the staff and parents who were there to support our teams and brave the elements as our students battled it out on the court. Congratulations to all the teams who participated in the event!
The Great Kindness Challenge
Middle School students had the opportunity to participate in "The Great Kindness Challenge" last week. A list of kind deeds was made available for the students and at the end of the challenge, the following 39 students had completed at least 40 out of 50 kind deeds. These students were recognized in Monday meeting, received a certificate of participation, and earned the privilege to wear spirit wear one day:
Angela Bell, Anneka Clingman, Chase Konchak, Bailey Morrow, Pearson Findley, Megan Justice, Chloe Glossen, Kenzie Masoudpour, Chichi Enyinda, Bella Gilstrap, Madison Masoudpour, Rebecca Brown, Mikayla Riggins, Nick Guerrier, Ryleigh Pruitt, Elizabeth Eldeiry, Epiphany Wilson, Will Chladek, Chloe Clark, Isabelle Scriber, Mackenzi Imsand, Jack Heuer, Sophia Turnbough, Andrew Clark, Lindsey Nichols, Lucy King, Vernell Jones, Darby Dryden, Kaliyah Powell, Landon Clark, Rachel Row, Ashley Guedes, Samuel Malak, Hannah Reed, Justin Richard, Aidan Punch, Ben Brown, Ivy Arabia, Sydney James
NCCS desires to "empower our students to create a culture of kindness" and we are so proud of our middle schoolers that went above and beyond to meet that challenge! For more information on "The Great Kindness Challenge" click [HERE].
2017 Middle School Honor Orchestra
We are proud of the following Middle School orchestra students who recently auditioned for a place in the 2017 Middle School Honor Orchestra. Four hundred and thirty-five middle school students from across Cobb County auditioned for this orchestra honor. Each student prepared two musical excerpts and had to complete one sight reading piece they had never seen before. Debbie Brink, NCCS Orchestra Director, commented, “I am so proud of my Middle School Orchestra students who definitely went above and beyond to practice and prepare for this audition.”
7th & 8th Grade Kennedy Oglesby - Violin Abbie Clark - Violin Hannah Cloete - Violin Aine Jones - Cello Ella Lawson - Cello
- Upper School News -
NCCS Teen Age Republicans Participate in GOP Leadership Day
On Monday, February 6, eight members of the NCCS Teen Age Republican Club had the privilege of participating in GOP Leadership Day at the Georgia State Capitol. Our students were honored to meet with Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, Senator Judson Hill, and Representative Ed Setzler on this day, which was a great opportunity for them to learn more about discussions that are taking place in the political process and how that involves all Georgians. The goal of the TAR club is for students to learn how to utilize their thinking and learning experiences at NCCS to ultimately impact our country for the sake of the gospel.
Pictured:(Matthew Callahan, Luke Harris, Thomas Tucker, Blake Punch, Nicholas Byrd, Minji Koh, Zack Daly, and Michael Pacheco)
Change to Make a Change
Our Upper School Student Government is excited to host "Change to Make a Change," a coin drive for our middle and upper school students that is geared towards helping our new friend "John" get some help as he seeks to get back on his feet. You can read more about John's story [HERE]. Our 1st period classes will have a coin drive through February 15 and we are challenging students to reach deep into their own pockets for "Change to Make a Change." We will also collect a special offering at the All School Chapel on Thursday, February 16. For more information, please see the "Change to Make a Change" Flyer and reach out to the Upper School office if you have any questions.
- Lower School News -
Pie in the Face for Mrs. Titus!
When the stakes are as high as getting the opportunity to throw a pie in the face of Lower School Principal Wendy Titus, the students work hard to collect as many Box Tops as possible to earn the honor! Over 5,000 Box Tops were collected during the month of January, which equals over $500 for our school! Mrs. Maner’s 3rd grade class won for having the most Box Tops. Additionally, each of the top contributors in K5 through 4th grade got to throw a pie at Mrs. Titus! Keep up the great work in collecting Box Tops - they really add up to a lot of money for NCCS!
- Announcements & Opportunities -
Book Fair - Next Week!
The “Happy Campers: S'more Fun with Books” Scholastic Book Fair is next week (February 13-16) in the Media Center! - Hours: Every day from 7:30am-3:30pm, with additional shopping hours until 8:00pm on Wednesday, February 15. - Online Book Fair: February 5-18 - click [HERE] - Questions? Contact Janelle Speck
Books 'n’ Brownies
For added Book Fair fun, be sure to join us for Books ‘n’ Brownies from 5:00-8:00pm on Wednesday! This time will be filled with light snacks, raffle prizes, photo ops, and more!
Community Service Opportunity
This Saturday, February 11, at 5:30pm, some NCCS families will be serving at Cobb Street Ministries for the Valentine's celebration for the women who live at the shelter. We are looking for volunteers to help paint nails, make crafts with the little ones, and help provide and serve dinner. For more information or to sign up, email Beverly Powers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NCCS Benefit Dinner - A Night on the Nile
- Saturday, March 11, 6:30pm at the Hilton Marietta Hotel and Conference Center - Purchase Tickets online [HERE] - To donate to the auction or become a business sponsor, contact Kim Pool
Sophomore Class Ring Orders
Sophomores - the deadline to order your class ring is February 15. Please visit jostens.com to look at the amazing ring selection or see Mrs. West for an information packet. Rings will be given out at the Ring Ceremony in May.
Summer Camp Registration Now Open!
NCCS Summer Camp registration is now open and we are excited to be offering some great camps for all ages! Be sure to share our camp website and invite friends to join you on a fun summer adventure!
Winter Break - February 17-21
As a reminder, all classes are dismissed for Winter Break on Friday, February 17, through Tuesday, February 21. Classes resume on Wednesday, February 22.
Lost and Found
Lost and found items will be on display on the back walkway from Tuesday, 2/14, through Thursday, 2/16. Any unclaimed items will be donated to charity.
- Upper School College News -
New SAT/ACT Combo Test offered at NCCS
Experience each section of the new SAT and ACT. Receive a comprehensive analysis of your performance on both tests. Determine in a single test experience which exam is right for you! - When: Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 8am - 12:15pm - Where: NCCS - Cost:FREE - Registration and what to bring: https://kaplan.formstack.com/forms/northcobbchristianschool - Questions:Contact Mrs. Bollinger
NCCS Graduate Offers Book Scholarship
The Keitt Institute, supported by Morgan Keitt Holmes, NCCS Class of 2006 Valedictorian, is offering financial assistance ($1,000.00) to a young woman entering college for the 2017 - 2018 academic year with the intention of empowering, educating, equipping, and encouraging young women to do college with a purpose by providing financial assistance to purchase much needed books and materials. Complete information about this scholarship opportunity was e-mailed to NCCS senior girls earlier this week. We are grateful for the way our alumni are supporting NCCS and its students and we especially thank Morgan for making sure our students were aware of this wonderful scholarship.
- Opportunities for Upper School Students -
2017 Youth Summit on Hunger & Poverty at the Atlanta Community Food Bank
This FREE summer workshop engages young people in thinking about hunger and poverty and enables them to begin their own action projects around hunger and poverty in their community. This program is available to any rising 9th -12th grader and will be held June 19-23. For more information, click [HERE].
Romans 9-12 “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”
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